|The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens|
Librivox recording of The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens. Read by Euthymius. The Old Curiosity Shop tells the story of Little Nell, a beautiful and virtuous young girl who lives with her grandfather in his shop of curiosities. Her grandfather loves her dearly, and Nell does not complain, but she lives a lonely existence without friends of her own age. Her only friend is Kit, an honest young lad who works at the shop, and whom she is teaching to write...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; Little Nell Trent; social critique
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|Hard Times - Charles Dickens|
Hard Times, the shortest of Dickens’s full-length novels, is set in the fictitious Victorian-England city of Coketown, where facts are the rule and all fancy is to be stamped out. The plot centers around the men and women of the town, some of whom are beaten down by the city’s utilitarian ideals and some of whom manage to rise above it. The novel was written in 1854 and was a scathing attack on then-current ideas of utilitarianism, which Dickens viewed as a selfish and at times oppressive ph...
Keywords: charles dickens; coketown; hard times; utilitarianism; social critique
|MIT4.351S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This class serves as an introduction to video recording and editing, presenting video as a tool of personal apprehension and expression, with an emphasis on self-exploration, performance, social critique, and the organization of raw experience into aesthetic form (narrative, abstract, documentary, essay). Students are required to complete a variety of assignments to learn the basics of video capture and editing, culminating in a final assignment that has to do with personal storytelling.
Keywords: movies; filmmaking; digital video; storytelling; modern art; media; computerized editing; personal story; emotional art; Fluxus; Bill Viola; digital representation; video recording; editing; self-exploration; performance; social critique; aesthetic form; narrative; abstract; documentary; essay; video capture